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1001 Nights(Arabian Nights) is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.

King Shahryar is shocked to discover that his brother's wife is unfaithful; discovering his own wife's infidelity has been even more flagrant, he has her executed: but in his bitterness and grief decides that all women are the same. Shahryar begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonor him. Eventually the vizier, whose duty it is to provide them, cannot find any more virgins. Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale, but does not end it. The king, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins (and only begins) a new one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion, postpones her execution once again. So it goes on for 1,001 nights.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
736
Pages
PUBLISHER
EBooksLib.com
SELLER
J M Lacombe
SIZE
1.2
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Customer Reviews

Russn8r ,

No footnotes

If there are footnotes they’re not linked to the text. Waste of time

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